Denver Broncos: 3 things team must improve on following bye week
More aggressive playcalling
Can we even get more aggressive with Bridgewater at quarterback? As I stated earlier this week, Bridgewater should not even be the starter anymore, but he will be and as a result, we’re likely to see the same, predictable, mundane offensive attack.
But the Broncos are not fooling anyone. They looked great against the Cowboys, but look at how that offense looked against the Eagles and the Washington Football Team. That offensive attack is not going to carry a team to the postseason.
During the week off, Shurmur needs to figure out how he can get more aggressive by attacking teams down the field rather than his predictable run, run, pass approach.
How many times have we seen the Broncos facing a 3rd-and-7 play or longer and then Bridgewater throws a 4-yard pass and the receiver is cut down way shy of the first-down marker? Too many.
Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy need to be much more involved going forward. In the last three games, Sutton has a total of five receptions. He’s only been targeted nine times in those three games.
That’s just unacceptable.
This offense needs to become more dynamic. The Broncos need to find a way to score more than 17 points in a game. Shurmur needs to be more creative and much, much more aggressive.
Can he do that with Bridgewater? Or is this just a limited offense with Bridgewater running it? If that’s the case, this team won’t be going to the postseason this year.